I spend lot of time figure out how the ruling-system of the Maratha Confederation works in the period 1750-1800 but it's difficult for me to figure out. I can't even find a list of the prime rulers of the confederation.
I read about the Queen Ahilyabai Holkar was the leader of Malwa. Was she just a leader of the Malwa region or did she also had power in the confederation? In the game Empire Total War she is the prime leader of Maratha Confederation but was she the prime leader in reality.
How did the confederation worked compared to other confederations? Did they had a prime ruler of the confederation and sub-rulers for the regions, like for example the Holy Roman Emperor was the prime ruler of Germany and each region in Germany had sub-rulers.