SUTHERLAND, James Charles Colebrooke. 6.11.1792 — Calcutta 1.2.1844. British Lawyer in India. Son of Andrew Sutherland (d. 1795), an officer, and Louisa Colebrooke, nephew of —> H. T. C., grew in the house of his uncle James Edward C. Member of I.C.S. and a lawyer, interested in Sanskrit from the legal viewpoint. From 1810 Registrar to Calcutta High Court. Married 1814 Charlotte Sutherland.
Publications: translated: The Dattaka Mimansa and Dattaka Chandrika. Two original Treatises on the Law of Adoption by Nanda Pandita and Devanda Bhaṭṭa. Transl. from the Sancrit. Calcutta 1814, 2nd ed. Calc. 1817, 3rd ed. Madras 1825, etc.
– Reports of Cases in the Court of Sudder Dewanny Adawlut. Vol. 5. 80 p. [Calcutta] 1830.
– “Sisupála Badha or death of Sisupála by Mágha. Transl. with Annotations”, JASB 8, 1839, 16-21 (transl. of 1, 1-20).
– with W. B. O’Shaughnessy: “Notice of a Grant engraved on Copper, found at Kumbhi in the Saugor Territory”, JASB 8, 1839, 481-495; “Sanskrit Inscription on the Slab removed from above the Kothoutiya Gate of the Fort Rohtas”, JASB 8, 1839, 693-701 (both only signed “by the Editors”).
Sources: JRAS 8, 1846, v; not in Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st and 2nd Series.