PR Srinivasa Iyengar,, an erudite Scholar in Tamil had written an excellent Book on The History of the Tamils.
He was also a staunch Si Vaishnava.
When he writes on History he divests himself of his beliefs and examines theories and analyses facts.
He had treated Legends associated with Tamil/Tamils and then Epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata on this touchstone of facts.
He strips down the poetic descriptions in The Ramayana ,and arrives at a firm conclusion that The Ramayana did take place.
He took the premise that there a Prince, whose wife was taken away by a King of Lanka and he was defeated by the prince.
The barest fact has been tested and proved historically.
If something is proved historically one should have monuments, records to back up.
There are evidences to prove that the Ramayana was real, Astronomy, Literary references,monuments.
I have written articles on The Ashoka Vatika,Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana Runway.Pushpaka Vimana Axle,where Sita was imprisoned, where she took Bath in Lanka.
I am providing a Photo Essay on some of the Historical Remains of the Ramayana.
Please read my detailed posts on each of these topics.