There is a general term that has been given to stories about the Gods and great Sages of India. It is also used in the context of the two greatest epics the world would have eve seen, the Ramayan and the Mahabharat. They are all collectively called Mythology.
Mythology means, myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person. Well being a proud Indian there is one thing I believe, that these stories are not myths. They are our HISTORY. A history that the entire country is no doubt , entirely, extremely and totally proud of. I am proud to be an Indian and overwhelmed that my fate has given me a chance to be here.
I am proud that my ancestors were in some way connected to such great epics with the rest of the world studies and preaches.