Absorbing all foreign human groups, one after the other and without assimilating them in a dominant model, the Indian society separated them in castes and ranks. The individuals excluded from their own caste became “untouchable”, like their children. This system, supported by mahatma Gandhi but rejected by pandit Nehru, is beginning to slowly disappear in today’s India. However, on July 3, 1995, a former teacher, Mayavati, became the first “untouchable” to be elected as the leader of an Indian state: Uttar Pradesh. Later, she was followed by Kocheril Raman Narayanan, elected president of the Union.