5th century CE
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Davaka was kingdom of ancient India, located in current central region of Assam state. The only reference 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. N K Bhattasali has identified it with Dabaka in modern Nagaon district, with the kingdom associated with the Kapili-Kallang river valley.
In 4th-century Davaka was mentioned as frontier kingdom with Kamarupa in the Samudragupta's Prayag stone inscription. Historians like Kanak Lal Barua (1933) claim Davaka was 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).