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Sonkar is a sub-cast of Hindu Khatik Cast found in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in India. It is a main 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.

In Chhattisgarh, Sonker are a different community. They come under Other Backward Classes of India.[1] Mostly, Khatik has the schedule caste status also known as untouchable.[2]

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  • Barkha Sonkar, Member of Indian Women Basketball Team[7]
  • Gopi Sonkar, Member of Indian Hockey Team[8]
  • Anshul Sonkar, Bronze medal winner at National Federation Cup Bench Press, Deadlift and Powerlifting Competition.[9]

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  1. (Gazette notification Resolution No. & date 12015/2/2007-BCC Dtd 18/08/2010.)
  2. "India's Dalits still fighting untouchability". BBC. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2020. {{cite news}}: |first= missing |last= (help)
  3. "List of MLAs of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. "List of MLAs of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ADR. "Vidyasagar Sonkar(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- SAIDPUR (SC)(GHAZIPUR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  6. Ganz, Kian. "Khaitan corporate SA Alok Sonker joins Link Legal as associate partner". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. "Commonwealth Games 2018: How India is represented in 'new' sports in Gold Coast". The Indian Express. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  8. "Uttar Pradesh lose to Odisha, crash out of National Hockey Championship". Hindustan Times. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  9. "Jabalpur powerlifters clinch eight medals in National Federation Cup". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. "Pinki Sonkar: Earlier, no one wanted to play with me — now I've met Andy Murray - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  11. "Agnes Sonkar". IMDb. Retrieved 31 May 2018.