Queen of Chhatrapati Rajaram

Tarabai Bhosale (née Mohite) was the regent of the Maratha Empire from 1700 until 1708. She was the queen of Rajaram I, and daughter-in-law of the empire's founder Shivaji I. She is acclaimed for her role in keeping alive the resistance against Mughal occupation of Maratha territories after the death of her husband, and acting as the regent during the minority of her son, Shivaji II.


  • Tarabai Bhosale was 25 years old when she became the Queen Regent of the Marathas. Mughal chronicler Khafi Khan wrote about Tarabai, “The chiefs then made Tarabai, the chief wife and the mother of one son (of Rajaram) Regent. She was a clever intelligent woman, and had obtained a reputation during her husband’s lifetime for her knowledge of civil and military matters.”
    • Kafi Khan in Rawal M. S. & Rawal Y. S. (2019). Saffron swords. Garuda Prakashan.
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