Sub Topics: Mehrotra`s increasing pre-occupation with personal and local realities
Key Words: Mehrotra is , surrealistic technique, post-modernist , avant-garde style and poetics, , language, sentiments and situations, reminiscences of Allahabad , Indian life and myth, Hindu culture, Gangaism
Mehrotra is generally known for his surrealistic technique. His is the discovery of various modern, post-modernist and earlier avant-garde style and poetics. He likes to juxtapose bits and pieces of sensibility as represented by clichéd language, sentiments and situations. Surrealism, artistic and literary movement that explored and celebrated the realm of dreams and the unconscious mind through the creation of visual art, poetry, and motion pictures notably, the nostalgic moments and reminiscences of Allahabad can be seen in abundance in his poetry. Mehrotra`s increasing pre-occupation with personal and local realities particularly Allahabadism can be seen in Songs of the Ganga.