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Satwant Kaur Rait

Satwant Kaur Rait, Indian, British librarian, educator. Active education department translation and interpretation unit Leeds City Council; Member Library. Association United Kingdom.


  • Rait, Satwant Kaur was born on October 29, 1942 in Hoshiarpur, India. Daughter of Ram Singh and Prakash (Kaur) Roop.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Delhi, 1965. Master of Arts in History, University Delhi, 1967. Master of Arts in Library.

      Science, University Sheffield, England, 1973. Master of Philosophy, Leeds School Librarianship, England, 1983. Postgraduate, Leeds School Librarianship, 1970.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Longhborough, 1993.


    • School library Director Education, Delhi, India, 1961-1967. Library assistant Leeds City Library., 1974-1975. Assistant library Kirkless Library. and Museum, England, 1975-1982.

      Senior assistant library Bradford Metropolitan Library., England, 1982—1986, race relations officer England, 1986-1990. Co-coordinator Education Department Leeds, 1990-2001. Researcher Loughborough University, England, since 1985.


    • Author: A Dictionary of Punjabi Name Elements, 1984, Acquisition and Cataloguing of Punjabi Literature in British Public Libraries, 1985, Punjabi Rasoi Kala, 1989, Sikh Women in Leeds, 2003. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: sikh.


    Denomination: Sikh


    Active education department translation and interpretation unit Leeds City Council. Member Library. Association United Kingdom.



    Walking, hill climbing, creative knitting, reading.


    • Married Harbhajan Singh, October 12, 1967. Children: Greta, Jasjit Singh.
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    Born October 29, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1965
      University Delhi
    • 1967
      University Delhi
    • 1973
      University Sheffield
    • 1983
      Leeds School Librarianship
    • 1970
      Leeds School Librarianship
    • 1993
      University Longhborough
    • 1961 - 1967
      School library Director, Education
      Delhi, India, India
    • 1974 - 1975
      library assistant, Leeds City Library
    • 1975 - 1982
      assistant, library Kirkless Library and Museum
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1982 - 1986
      senior, assistant library Bradford Metropolitan Library
      England, Arkansas, United States
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