Davaka

Davaka was a kingdom of ancient India, located in current central region of Assam state.wikipedia
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Assam

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Davaka was a kingdom of ancient India, located in current central region of Assam state.
Samudragupta's 4th century Allahabad pillar inscription mentions Kamarupa (Western Assam) and Davaka (Central Assam) as frontier kingdoms of the Gupta Empire.

Gupta Empire

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The references to it comes from the 4th century Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta, where it is mentioned as one of five frontier kingdoms of the Gupta Empire; the Shung-Shu History of the Liu Song dynasty, where the kingdom is named Kapili (now the name of a river); the Gachtal stone pillar inscription written in Kamrupi language.
The frontier kingdoms included Samatata, Davaka, Kamarupa, Nepala, and Karttripura.

Samudragupta

Samudra GuptaSamudra-GuptaSamudragupta (340-380)
The references to it comes from the 4th century Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta, where it is mentioned as one of five frontier kingdoms of the Gupta Empire; the Shung-Shu History of the Liu Song dynasty, where the kingdom is named Kapili (now the name of a river); the Gachtal stone pillar inscription written in Kamrupi language.

Kamrupi dialects

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The references to it comes from the 4th century Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta, where it is mentioned as one of five frontier kingdoms of the Gupta Empire; the Shung-Shu History of the Liu Song dynasty, where the kingdom is named Kapili (now the name of a river); the Gachtal stone pillar inscription written in Kamrupi language.
Kingdom existed as parallel to Davaka of central Assam.

Kamarupa

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In 4th-century Davaka was mentioned as frontier kingdom with Kamarupa in the Samudragupta's Prayaga stone inscription.
Kamarupa (also called Pragjyotisha or Pragjyotisha-Kamarupa), an early state during the Classical period on the Indian subcontinent was (along with Davaka) the first historical kingdom of Assam.

Kalyanavarman (Varman dynasty)

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Historians like Kanak Lal Barua (1933) claim Davaka was an aboriginal Austric-Dravidian kingdom which was later absorbed by 6th or 7th century by western kingdom of Kamarupa, though later historians like B N Puri (1968) and P C Choudhury (1959) claim that it was absorbed much earlier in the first half of the 5th century during the reign of Kalyana Varman (422-446).
Some scholars opine that during the tenure of Kalayanavarman, the kingdom of Davaka in central Assam was absorbed by Kamarupa.

Middle kingdoms of India

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The Kāmarūpa, also called Pragjyotisha, was one of the historical kingdoms of Assam alongside Davaka, that existed from 350 to 1140 CE.

Outline of ancient India

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Davaka was a kingdom of ancient India, located in current central region of Assam state.

Liu Song dynasty

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The references to it comes from the 4th century Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta, where it is mentioned as one of five frontier kingdoms of the Gupta Empire; the Shung-Shu History of the Liu Song dynasty, where the kingdom is named Kapili (now the name of a river); the Gachtal stone pillar inscription written in Kamrupi language.

Dabaka

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N K Bhattasali has identified it with Dabaka in modern Nagaon district, with the kingdom associated with the Kopili-Kolong river valley.

Nagaon district

NagaonNowgongBarak Valley, Nagaon district
N K Bhattasali has identified it with Dabaka in modern Nagaon district, with the kingdom associated with the Kopili-Kolong river valley.

Kopili River

Kopili
N K Bhattasali has identified it with Dabaka in modern Nagaon district, with the kingdom associated with the Kopili-Kolong river valley.

Kolong

Kalang riverKolong River
N K Bhattasali has identified it with Dabaka in modern Nagaon district, with the kingdom associated with the Kopili-Kolong river valley.

Allahabad pillar

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In 4th-century Davaka was mentioned as frontier kingdom with Kamarupa in the Samudragupta's Prayaga stone inscription.

Kanaklal Barua

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Historians like Kanak Lal Barua (1933) claim Davaka was an aboriginal Austric-Dravidian kingdom which was later absorbed by 6th or 7th century by western kingdom of Kamarupa, though later historians like B N Puri (1968) and P C Choudhury (1959) claim that it was absorbed much earlier in the first half of the 5th century during the reign of Kalyana Varman (422-446).

Early Period of Kamarupa

The first epigraphic record which mentions Kamarupa is the Allahabad inscription of Samudra Gupta where Kamarupa is mentioned as a frontier kingdom along with Samatata, Davaka, Nepal and Kartripura the kings of which fully gratified the imperious commands of Samudra Gupta "by giving all kinds of taxes and obeying his orders and coming to perform obeisance".

Lower Assam

Western AssamKamarupaLower – Assam
In the 4th century, the region was mentioned as Kamarupa (Western Assam) in the Prayag stone inscription along with Davaka (central Assam).

Nalbari

The Western Assam was known as Kamarupa from earlier times to pre-modern period; which existed in harmony with Davaka of central Assam.

Kamrup region

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The first historical mention of Kamarupa comes from Samudragupta's 4th-century Allahabad prasasti, where it is mentioned along with Davaka and Samatata as frontier kingdoms of the Gupta empire.

History of India

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Samudragupta's 4th-century Allahabad pillar inscription mentions Kamarupa (Western Assam) and Davaka (Central Assam) as frontier kingdoms of the Gupta Empire.

Indo-Aryan migration to Assam

History of People of Assam
The earliest historical mention of this region in Indo-Aryan comes from Samudragupta's Allahabad inscription, where two kingdoms from the region—Kamarupa and Davaka—are mentioned.

Etymology of Assam

Assam
The pillar lists the frontier kingdoms (pratyanta nripati) and lists Kamarupa (Western Assam) along with Davaka, a region in the central Assam (undivided Nagaon district).