A History of Kashmiri Pandits written by Justice Jia Lal Kilam, was first published in 1955. It was very well received, much for its record of the socio-political and historical importance. The scholars and general readers appreciated the publication within the Kashmiri Pandit community and outside as well.
The contents of publication are relevant even today, not only by way of filling the void. It also provides a valuable source material on the past history of Kashmir, with particular reference to the Kashmiri Pandits as the earliest settlers of that ancient and beautiful land. It further provides background to the current turmoil of this illustrious and oppressed community, which is of considerable pertinence. While giving a broad picture with mixed touches the publication covers wide range of the struggle of this community in the course of history.