Sujanbai ascended the throne on the death of her husband Ekoji II in 1737 and ruled the state for a year. Her reign is notable for intrigues of Sayyid who held the actual power behind the throne. In the end, taking matters onto her own hands she drove out the pretender Katturaja. Katturaja sought the help of the French and invaded Thanjavur. Sujanbai was deposed and Katturaja ascended the throne as Shahuji II.
- 'The Maratha Rajas of Tanjore' by K.R.Subramanian, 1928.
|Maratha Ruler of Thanjavur