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A Maratha cavalry or Bargis under Bhaskar Pandit sent to Bengal by Raghoji I Bhonsle in the 18th century entered through Panchet and started looting the countryside. Bhaskar Pandit had decided to build Dainhat as his main camp to attack enemies. He had dug several trenches to protect his camp. A temple created by Bhaskar Pandit still exits near the place Swamaj Bati of Dainhat. Currently that temple is known as Kisore Kisori Mandir.
As per the 2011 Census of India Dainhat had a total population of 24,397, of which 12,487 (51%) were males and 11,910 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,306. The total number of literates in Dainhat was 18,353 (75.23% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Dainhat had a population of 22,593. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Dainhat has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72% and, female literacy is 59%. In Dainhat, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
From Burdwan it is 60 km by bus. Dainhat has a ferry facility which connects with Matiyari (in Nadia district) across the Ganges River.
Dainhat has twenty primary, one upper primary, four secondary and three higher secondary schools.one town library (dainhat sahar jitendranath mitra smriti pathagar).