As we know Hem Barua was a famous and popular poet in Assam as he has written many famous and popular poems and books. He was also the president of Assam Sahitya Sabha in the year 1972 and also awarded many prestigious awards for his written poems and books.
In the year 1948 the famous Personality of Assam Hem Barua left the Congress and joined as a new member of Socialist party. Then he was elected as the National Executive of "Praja Socialist Party". He was also elected for Lok Sabha from Guwahati for several times, such as in the year 1957, 1962 and also in the year 1967. He was also in the same post till December 1970. So he was a political leader of Assam. The role of Hem Barua as a Parliamentarian was lauded and his contributions acknowledged.
Hem Barua fought for the region and he raised several issues of importance in the Parliament. Despite being in the Opposition, he was sought out by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for his opinion. Nehru used to often invite him for breakfast meetings.
Hem Barua, who was initially with the Congress, left it in 1948 to join the Socialist party. Later, he was elected to the national executive of the Praja Socialist Party. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Guwahati seat in 1957 and 1962 and from Mangaldoi in 1967. He was the member of the Parliament till December, 1970.
Hem Barua was the author of several books. He became the President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha in its annual session held at Dhubri in 1972 and was regarded as one of the pioneers of modern literary movement in Assam. Here are list of few of his writings :
1) Adhunik Sahitya (1948)
2) Sagar Dekhicha (1954)
3) Balichanda (1959)
4) San Mihali (1958)
5) Cupid Aru Psyche (1959)
6) Ranga Karabir Phul (1959)
7) Kannaki (1960)
8) Ei Git (1961)
9) Idle Hours (1962)
10) Assamese Literature (1962)
11) Sahitya Aru Sahitya (1962)
12) Achuphul (1964)
13) Man Mayuri (1965)
14) Bahagate Pati Jaon Biya (1969)
15) Smritir Papari (1970)
Some more books written by Hem Barua are,
2) Dak Pokhili(Assamese)
3) Mekong Noi Dekhilu(Assamese)
And the most important of them all, a book on all the ethnic communities and the tribes of North-East India is : The Red River & the Blue Hill in English(1954).
On 9th April 1977 the famous Assamese poet Hem Barua left us for ever but his poems and books are now increased his value double.