I was hooked an an Ian McDonald fan as soon as I read The Dervish House. This was confirmed by Brasyl and I'm slowly working my way through his back catalog. So I had high hopes for Cyberabad Days, the story of India in 2047, which it far exceeded.
I've never been to India, but it seems to me that this picture of the future is far more likely to represent what is to come than most others. While I feel I need a short break from McDonald for a while, I'll be back. River of Gods next I think.