Only major points have been extracted from two sources: Dr.P.V. Vartak's Marathi book "Swayambhu" and "Scientific Dating of the Mahabharat. Scientific Dating of the Mahabharata War and Scientific Dating the Ramayana and the Vedas by Dr. P.V. Vartak. The Mahabharata as an encyclopaedia of early Indian culture and history may be expected to shed light on the Sindhu-Sarasvati (SS), or Indus, Tradition.