Dasuya (Dasua) is a town and a municipal council in Hoshiarpur
district in the state of Punjab
. In the closing decade of the fourteenth century, Dasuya at least twice witnessed the passage of an army during the struggle against the Muslim conquerors, Abu Bakar and Amir Taimur. Later, in December 1557, the army of the incumbent Sultan Akbar, led by his governor of Lahore, Khizr Khan, camped at the town while dealing successfully with a threat posed by Sikandar Sur.
The provisional statistics for the 2001 census of India show that Dasuya had a population of 20,118. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. The average literacy rate was 76%, which was higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy was 79% and female literacy was 73%. Of the total population, 11% was under 6 years of age. The caste breakdown is: 35,000 Scheduled Castes, 29,000 Rajputs, 25,000 Changs, 19,000 Jat Sikhs, 17,000 Brahmins, 17,000 Lubanas, 8,500 Ramgarhias and 10,000 from other communities.
Dasuya is located in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab state in India. It has an average elevation of 239 metres (784 ft) from sea level. Of the major neighbouring population centres, Hoshiarpur lies at a distance of 48 kilometres (30 mt) for Dasuya; Mukerian is 14 kilometres (8.7 mt) away; Jalandhar
is 56 kilometres (35 mt); Gurdaspur
, 40 kilometres (25 mt); Amritsar
, 90 kilometres (56 mt); and Pathankot
is 56 kilometres (35 mt) distant.
The town has a railway station and various road links. It is located on National Highway 1A, which connects Jammu and Kashmir to the rest of India, and state highways connect it with the city of Hoshiarpur as well as Talwara
and Hajipur. Other connecting roads link Dasuya with Amritsar, Daulatpur and Kapurthala
The town is attempting to capitalise on its history in order to attract tourists. To this end, a grant of Rs 1.06 crore was given by the Government of India in order to renovate the sarovar and a temple, and it was reported in 2009 that many people attend a historic sarovar and gurdwara situated at nearby Garna Sahib.