An 1823 map of Central India. Berasia is depicted as "Burseeah" in the Malwa province
In the early 18th century, Berasia was a small mustajiri (rented estate) under the authority of the Delhi-based Mughal fief-holder Taj Mohammad Khan. It suffered from anarchy and lawlessness due to regular attacks from highwaymen and plunderers. Dost Mohammad Khan, a Mughal soldier-turned-mercenary of Afghan descent, took on the lease of Berasia for an annual payment of 30,000 rupees. He later annexed several neighboring territories and established the Bhopal State.
As of 2001[update] India census, Berasia had a population of 24,289. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Berasia has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. total population of berasia tehsil is around 2.5 lakh as of 2011 census. Gurjar people enjoys majority here followed by Dangi thakurs