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If any of the events in Mahabharata really happened, then a post-Buddha date can be ignored because historical records from that period are available.This leaves two dates: either the events happened in the 2000 – 1500 BCE period which was immediately after the Mature Harappan period or it happened after 1100 BCE.Originally the text had 8,800 verses and later it was expanded to 24,000 verses; now it has more than 100,000 verses.All this expansion happened over a long period of time extending up to the Gupta period in the 4th century CE and contemporary art, architecture, and weapons entered the epic. Archaeology based on Mahabharata was conducted during the post-Independence period. For example, archaeology around Magadha revealed that the place was developed around the second millennium BCE and Painted Grey Ware was found there. I am not an insider and so I am not bound by the politics and preconceptions in the field.This is the problem that people who push for an earlier date fail to address.That leaves only the 1100 – 900 BCE date open and during that period Painted Grey Ware was found in most of the sites associated with the epic suggesting habitation. Puranic texts mention that when Hastinapura was destroyed by floods, people moved to Kaushambi.Sometimes each of these groups are fixated by their technique and ignore the others.
Though we don’t have a convincing explanation for how the authors of Mahabharata came up with data from an earlier period, but we do have an explanation for how they knew about Yavanas and Huns. There are some who believe such exercises in general are waste of time and one should focus on the message of the epic.There are others who believe it to be a fictional narrative and hence not worth dating.Still we don’t have older dates from other sites to push back the date of the epic. I spend lot of time reading about the topics I write about and most of the information comes from books or papers.I also run a history carnival in the 15th of every month.