Well, as far as I know, by this time Bengal was the most economically developed province of India, even into the OTL Nawab era. So, if anything, the most sensible thing for the Marathas to do is let Bengal be without to much plundering and tax as much as you can. Not only that, but Bengal was one of the major shipbuilding centers of the world, which if the Marathas harnessed this properly then they would become a Naval power to rival the English in the Indian Ocean.Glad you're liking it . Wouldn't be opposed to any proposals you might have for Bengal and potential economic developments there
Alright interesting, I imagine as well, that the Marathas would rather install a more pliant Nawab into power than the current holderWell, as far as I know, by this time Bengal was the most economically developed province of India, even into the OTL Nawab era. So, if anything, the most sensible thing for the Marathas to do is let Bengal be without to much plundering and tax as much as you can. Not only that, but Bengal was one of the major shipbuilding centers of the world, which if the Marathas harnessed this properly then they would become a Naval power to rival the English in the Indian Ocean.
Very possibleI am certain a purge among the nobility in Bengal is quite possible, he needs to control Bengal one way or another and it is best to impose imperial rule as soon as possible before external forces use the vacuum. Also, Ahoms are weak, according to history this is during the time of Siva Singha ruled the Ahom Kingdom. He was a superstitious ruler and Zealot of the highest order. Siba Singha was a staunch Shakta and was greatly influenced by the Brahmin priests and astrologers. In 1722 he was so alarmed by their prediction that his rule would shortly come to end, that he not only made many and lavish presents to various temples and the Brahmins, in hope of conciliating the gods and averting the calamity but also endeavored to satisfy the alleged decree of fate by a subterfuge which greatly diminished his prestige in the eyes of his people. He declared his chief queen Phuleswari, who assumed the name Pramateswari Devi (one of the names of Durga), and the title "Bar Raja" or chief king.
Phuleswari minted coins in the joint name of her and her husband where she used Persian legend, the first of its kind in Assam. Phuleswari was more under the influence of the Brahmins, particularly the Parvatiya Gosain, than the king had been. It is believed that instigated by this gosain and in her zeal, for Sakta Hinduism, she attempted to make Saktism the State religion. With this objective, she ordered the Vaishnava gosains to worship the goddess Durga. She then forbade the worship of other deities and personally supervised the act of desecration of the Sonarijan camp. Learning that the Sudra Mahantas were strong monotheists, she held a Durga puja in the capital Rangpur and forced Moamaria and several other gosains to offer oblations to the goddess and smeared sacrificial blood on their forehead. The Moamarias never forgave this insult to their spiritual leader, and half a century later, they broke out in open rebellion, which came to be known as Moamoria rebellion.
Maybe you can have some minor Maratha princess marry to Ahom dynasty because in the canon timeline Ugra Singha, the son of Siva Singha, was holding the rank of Tipam Raja, when his father died. When the Prime minister Chengmung Burhagohain and Rupchandra Borbarua, along with some other nobles decided to place Charing Raja aka his uncle on the throne, who killed his nephew and become King. Maybe you can interfere here?