Sonkar is a Hindu caste found in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a sub-caste of the Khatik community. Historically, the Sonkar were a community of dyers. They are divided into a number of exogamous clans, the main ones being the Magariya, Gotiya and Jaraliya. The community speak the Bundelkhandi dialect of Hindi. In Uttar Pradesh, they are found mainly in the districts of Hamirpur and Jhansi. They worship serpents and considered them to be their protector deities.
In Chhattisgarh, Sonker are a different community. They comes under other backward casts of India.
- Kailash Nath Sonkar, Indian politician
- Tribes and Castes of North Western Provinces and Oudh Volume IV by William Crook pages 345 to 346
- (Gazette notification Resolution No. & date 12015/2/2007-BCC Dtd 18/08/2010.)