I. Early Historical phase:
1. Introductory. Nomenclature: i. Assam. ii, Pragjyotisha. iii. Kamarupa.
2. 'Tribalism' and 'Aryanisation'.
3. Early contacts: i. The Vedic period. ii. Panini's Ashtadhyayi. iii. Early Buddhist canonical literature. iv. The epics: Ramayana and Mahabharata. v. The Maurya age.
II. Inertia and resurgence:
1. Early evidence of indigenous religions in Meghalaya.
2. Did Pushyamitra Sunga invade Kamarupa?
3. Early foreign contacts.
4. Emergence of the Varmans and the Gupta age.
5. Contacts with other Indian powers.
6. Institution of agraharas and patronage of Vedic-Pauranic learning.
III. Kumara Bhaskaravarman and after:
1. Kumara alias Bhaskaravarman: i. Kumara: another name. ii. Date of accession. iii. Extraction. iv. Alliance with Harsha and Gauda Sasanka. v. Extent of kingdom. vi. Bhaskara's religious policy, Buddhism and Yuan Chwang. vii. Bhaskara, a subordinate ally of Harsha. viii. Bhaskara's interest in China. ix. Kamarupa: Yuan Chwang's account. x. Bhaskara and Wang-hiwen-tse's mission. xi. A possible reference in Damodaragupta's Kuttani-mata. xii. Kumara Bhaskaravarman's presents to Harsha.
2. Was Avantivarman an immediate successor of Bhaskaravarman?
3. Bhauma-Karas of Orissa, an offshoot of the Bhauma-Narakas of Kamarupa.
4. Summing up.
A. Original sources: i. Inscriptions. Ii. Sanskrit literature. iii. Non-Indian sources.
B. Modern writings.