^ The Chindwin
up between the receding water-line and the woods, making a vivid belt all the way up the curving river. The Pw whirlpool waits for the unwary just below Kalewa. It is the most dangerous spot on the Chindwin, and steamers have often to wait for days at Kalewa before attempting it. Shut in here amongst the
the graves of the conquerors at kalewa
mountains, the river attains a depth of sixty-five fathoms.
Kalewa, famous in the annals of British pacification in Upper Burma, owes its importance to the fact that it stands where the Myittha pours its waters into the Chindwin ; and the Myittha is the key to Chinland, that vast sub-Alpine tract of savagery, which reaches away, a barrier since the beginning of things, between Burma and India. From Kalewra as a base, the wild highlands of Chinland were conquered, and for years