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A Textbook of Household Arts
A Textbook of Household Arts
Description

About the Book

This book, now in its fourth edition, brings to the reader, comprehensively and effectively, the various fields of Home Science. It focuses on the diverse aspects of homemaking. This updated edition deals more comprehensively with textiles and their care. While the purpose of the book is to serve as a text for teaching Home Science, it is an invaluable guide for those interested in the art of home-making.

 

About the Author

Stella SoundaraRaj has long and wide-ranging experience in the field of home science and nutrition. She has worked in various capacities in this area and was also Director of Collegiate Education, Madras-the first woman to be appointed to this post. She has conducted seminars, orientation programmes and workshops for teachers. The Krupskaya UNESCO award was given to the Directorate of Non-formal and Adult Education, Tamil Nadu in 1982, when she was the director. Dr SoundaraRaj has several papers on home science, education and allied subjects in leading journals and magazines, apar from three books including this one.

Foreword

This textbook on household arts by Smt. Stella Soundararaj comes at a time when the demand for such a study is on the increase. In other fields of knowledge such as industry, agriculture, science, economics, history, art and archaeology, India has made rapid strides since Independence; but in the art of keeping house, old methods hold us in bondage. No doubt conventions of the past were wise and valuable for those times; but the hourglass pours pours out hours, days, years and centuries, bringing in their wake radical changes and demanding a like change in all spheres of life. In this busy world of industry, the human being looks more and more for a happy and peaceful home, a quiet corner to which to retire and feel at peace. And what this book sets out to do is to show the housewife how to create such a lovely spot.

 

Home-making sounds simple enough, but its underlying principles are so forceful that a successful home-maker is bound to send out into the world people who are healthy and happy and prepared for all the vicissitudes of life. The author of this book has woven the ingredients of Home Science-plan of the house, beauty of the home, food and cookery. Child care, etc-into the art of home-making in such a fascinating way that it makes interesting reading not only to the student of home science or the housewife but also to the other partners of the home, the father and the children.

 

In conclusion, I commend to all this lucidly written book which brings into focus methods of making a success of the home, the institutions implies the progress of a nation and whose failure would mean the deterioration of a nation. May its reading and study help to create an atmosphere of love and joy in each home of this our beautiful land.

 

Preface

An important aspect of education is helping young people to form a scale of values. The Government of India and the state governments have recognized the value of the study of Home Science as a major subject of Higher Secondary schools and also colleges.

 

This book covers comprehensively and very effectively various aspects and diverse fields of Home Science. It has been updated and made suitable by incorporating new sections. Adequate illustrations, figures and informational tables have been supplied to make understanding easier and clearer. The test papers given at the end provide a tool for informative feedback and evaluation as well.

 

While the purpose of this book is to serve as a text for the Higher Secondary schools (both vocational and academic), it can also be used as reference in libraries, colleges and schools. Thus the book is both a text and a reference book and a valuable guide for anyone interested in household arts.

 

Contents

 

Foreword

vii

Preface

viii

PART I HOME MAKING

1

The Home

1

The house and its surroundings

1

plan of the house

3

Allocation of space in the house

5

Living and reception rooms

6

Bedrooms

7

Dining room

8

Kitchen

9

Types of stoves and ovens

11

Types of fuel

14

Storeroom

22

Study

24

Nursery

24

Bathroom

25

How to make the best use of a one-room apartment

26

2

Interior Decoration

27

Importance of good taste

27

Fundamentals of design

28

Study of the colour chart

34

Colour combinations

37

Use of colour in the home

40

Choice of suitable pictures

41

Choice of curtains, cushions, etc.

44

Other articles used for decorating the home

46

Use of plants and flowers as decoration

48

Selection of furniture

54

Arrangement of furniture

59

Suggested colour schemes for a home

Table:

Scheme I

62

Scheme II

63

Scheme III

64

3

Colour Scheme in Dress

65

Colour combination

65

Suggested colour schemes in dress

69

4

Cleaniness and care of the Home

70

Daily cleaning

71

Weekly cleaning

73

Cleaniness of the surroundings

76

5

Textile fibres and clothes

78

Fabric construction

84

The basic weaves

86

Textile finishes

88

Methods of dying

89

Classification of dyes

89

Printing

92

Care of linen

93

Some general rules for stain removal

95

Washing of cotton and silk

97

Washing of wool

102

Mending of clothes

103

6

Common Household Pests

109

General rules for preventing the breeding of pests

109

Mosquitoes

110

Bed bugs

112

Fleas

113

Files

113

Cockroaches

114

Clothes moths

115

Silver Fish

116

Weevils

116

White ants

117

Termites

117

PART II INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

7

The Meaning of Income and Expenditure

123

Household budget

125

Chief buget items

126

Thrift and savings

129

Methods of Saving

131

PART III PERSONAL HYGIENE

8

Importance of Personal Cleanliness

141

Clothing in relation to personal appearance

144

Care of clothing

146

Proper footwear

148

PART IV FIRST AID AND HOME NURSING

9

First Aid

153

Trearment of wounds

156

Shock

158

Artifical respiration

160

Sunstroke

163

Poisons

163

Fractures

167

Sprains, burns and scalds

169

10

Home Nursing

172

Choice and preparation of the sick room

172

How to make a bed

173

Changing sheets for a patient in bed

175

Sponge bath

176

The clinical thermometer

177

Disinfectants

178

Dry heat

179

Moist heat

179

How to disinfect a room

181

PART V CHILD CARE AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

11

Child Care

185

Prenatal care

185

Minor troubles of pregnancy

186

Systematic care of children

187

Food

188

Food and infants

188

Food for the pre-school child

196

Food for school-going children

197

Dress

197

Baths

200

Fresh air

201

Play-games and toys for different age groups

202

The age of exploration

203

The age of discovery

203

The age of imitation

204

The age of make believe

204

The age of achievement

205

The age of group activity

205

Recreational activities for children

205

Sleep

207

Needs of children

209

Habit formation

210

Minor ailments

214

Immunization

221

Needs of adolescents

222

Duties of parents

224

Family

226

PART VI FOOD AND COOKERY

12

General Functions of food

233

Nutrinent groups of food classes

233

Carbohydrates

236

Fats

239

Proteins

240

Minerals

246

Vitamins

256

Fat soluble vitamins

257

Water soluble vitamins

262

Water

267

Tables:

Vitamins at a galance(fat soluble)

268

Vitamins at a galance(water soluble)

269

Recommended dietary allowance for Indians

271

13

The Basic Seven

272

Examples of a balanced diet consisting of the basic: seven

272

food groups

275

Tables:

The basic five food groups

277

Balanced diets for children

279

Balanced diets for adolescents

280

Balanced diets for adult women

281

Balanced diets for adult men

282

14

A Study of Common Foodstuffs

283

Cereals

283

Pulses

285

Fruits

285

Vegetables

286

Flesh foods

286

Milk

288

Nuts

289

Spices and condiments

289

Beverages

289

Ingredients in beverages

290

Tables of food composition of:

Rice, wheat and ragi

293

A few pulses

294

A few vegetables

295

Certain Nuts

296

Some condiments and spices

297

A few fruits

298

Flesh foods

299

Milk and milk products

300

Fats and oils

301

Miscellaneous foodstuff

302

15

The Cooking of Food

303

Methods of cooking

304

16

Essential Equipment and Utensils

309

Major kitchen equipment

309

Minor kitchen equipment

311

Dining room requirements

315

Cost of kitchen equipment

315

17

Cleaning of Utensils and Equipment

318

Cleaning materials and aids for cleaning

318

Cleaning of equipment

320

18

Purchasing and storing food in a Home

322

Purchasing food

322

Storage of food

323

19

Practical Cookery

328

Weights and measures

328

Cooking for invalids

330

Preparation of beverages

333

Fruit juice

334

Preparation of snacks

334

Toffees

336

Cooking a simple balanced meal

337

Effect of supplementary foods on poor rice diet

341

20

Preparing the Dining Room:

Western and Indian Styles

343

Western style

343

Indian style

349

Further Reading

351

Model Questions

353

Index

361

 

A Textbook of Household Arts

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About the Book

This book, now in its fourth edition, brings to the reader, comprehensively and effectively, the various fields of Home Science. It focuses on the diverse aspects of homemaking. This updated edition deals more comprehensively with textiles and their care. While the purpose of the book is to serve as a text for teaching Home Science, it is an invaluable guide for those interested in the art of home-making.

 

About the Author

Stella SoundaraRaj has long and wide-ranging experience in the field of home science and nutrition. She has worked in various capacities in this area and was also Director of Collegiate Education, Madras-the first woman to be appointed to this post. She has conducted seminars, orientation programmes and workshops for teachers. The Krupskaya UNESCO award was given to the Directorate of Non-formal and Adult Education, Tamil Nadu in 1982, when she was the director. Dr SoundaraRaj has several papers on home science, education and allied subjects in leading journals and magazines, apar from three books including this one.

Foreword

This textbook on household arts by Smt. Stella Soundararaj comes at a time when the demand for such a study is on the increase. In other fields of knowledge such as industry, agriculture, science, economics, history, art and archaeology, India has made rapid strides since Independence; but in the art of keeping house, old methods hold us in bondage. No doubt conventions of the past were wise and valuable for those times; but the hourglass pours pours out hours, days, years and centuries, bringing in their wake radical changes and demanding a like change in all spheres of life. In this busy world of industry, the human being looks more and more for a happy and peaceful home, a quiet corner to which to retire and feel at peace. And what this book sets out to do is to show the housewife how to create such a lovely spot.

 

Home-making sounds simple enough, but its underlying principles are so forceful that a successful home-maker is bound to send out into the world people who are healthy and happy and prepared for all the vicissitudes of life. The author of this book has woven the ingredients of Home Science-plan of the house, beauty of the home, food and cookery. Child care, etc-into the art of home-making in such a fascinating way that it makes interesting reading not only to the student of home science or the housewife but also to the other partners of the home, the father and the children.

 

In conclusion, I commend to all this lucidly written book which brings into focus methods of making a success of the home, the institutions implies the progress of a nation and whose failure would mean the deterioration of a nation. May its reading and study help to create an atmosphere of love and joy in each home of this our beautiful land.

 

Preface

An important aspect of education is helping young people to form a scale of values. The Government of India and the state governments have recognized the value of the study of Home Science as a major subject of Higher Secondary schools and also colleges.

 

This book covers comprehensively and very effectively various aspects and diverse fields of Home Science. It has been updated and made suitable by incorporating new sections. Adequate illustrations, figures and informational tables have been supplied to make understanding easier and clearer. The test papers given at the end provide a tool for informative feedback and evaluation as well.

 

While the purpose of this book is to serve as a text for the Higher Secondary schools (both vocational and academic), it can also be used as reference in libraries, colleges and schools. Thus the book is both a text and a reference book and a valuable guide for anyone interested in household arts.

 

Contents

 

Foreword

vii

Preface

viii

PART I HOME MAKING

1

The Home

1

The house and its surroundings

1

plan of the house

3

Allocation of space in the house

5

Living and reception rooms

6

Bedrooms

7

Dining room

8

Kitchen

9

Types of stoves and ovens

11

Types of fuel

14

Storeroom

22

Study

24

Nursery

24

Bathroom

25

How to make the best use of a one-room apartment

26

2

Interior Decoration

27

Importance of good taste

27

Fundamentals of design

28

Study of the colour chart

34

Colour combinations

37

Use of colour in the home

40

Choice of suitable pictures

41

Choice of curtains, cushions, etc.

44

Other articles used for decorating the home

46

Use of plants and flowers as decoration

48

Selection of furniture

54

Arrangement of furniture

59

Suggested colour schemes for a home

Table:

Scheme I

62

Scheme II

63

Scheme III

64

3

Colour Scheme in Dress

65

Colour combination

65

Suggested colour schemes in dress

69

4

Cleaniness and care of the Home

70

Daily cleaning

71

Weekly cleaning

73

Cleaniness of the surroundings

76

5

Textile fibres and clothes

78

Fabric construction

84

The basic weaves

86

Textile finishes

88

Methods of dying

89

Classification of dyes

89

Printing

92

Care of linen

93

Some general rules for stain removal

95

Washing of cotton and silk

97

Washing of wool

102

Mending of clothes

103

6

Common Household Pests

109

General rules for preventing the breeding of pests

109

Mosquitoes

110

Bed bugs

112

Fleas

113

Files

113

Cockroaches

114

Clothes moths

115

Silver Fish

116

Weevils

116

White ants

117

Termites

117

PART II INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

7

The Meaning of Income and Expenditure

123

Household budget

125

Chief buget items

126

Thrift and savings

129

Methods of Saving

131

PART III PERSONAL HYGIENE

8

Importance of Personal Cleanliness

141

Clothing in relation to personal appearance

144

Care of clothing

146

Proper footwear

148

PART IV FIRST AID AND HOME NURSING

9

First Aid

153

Trearment of wounds

156

Shock

158

Artifical respiration

160

Sunstroke

163

Poisons

163

Fractures

167

Sprains, burns and scalds

169

10

Home Nursing

172

Choice and preparation of the sick room

172

How to make a bed

173

Changing sheets for a patient in bed

175

Sponge bath

176

The clinical thermometer

177

Disinfectants

178

Dry heat

179

Moist heat

179

How to disinfect a room

181

PART V CHILD CARE AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

11

Child Care

185

Prenatal care

185

Minor troubles of pregnancy

186

Systematic care of children

187

Food

188

Food and infants

188

Food for the pre-school child

196

Food for school-going children

197

Dress

197

Baths

200

Fresh air

201

Play-games and toys for different age groups

202

The age of exploration

203

The age of discovery

203

The age of imitation

204

The age of make believe

204

The age of achievement

205

The age of group activity

205

Recreational activities for children

205

Sleep

207

Needs of children

209

Habit formation

210

Minor ailments

214

Immunization

221

Needs of adolescents

222

Duties of parents

224

Family

226

PART VI FOOD AND COOKERY

12

General Functions of food

233

Nutrinent groups of food classes

233

Carbohydrates

236

Fats

239

Proteins

240

Minerals

246

Vitamins

256

Fat soluble vitamins

257

Water soluble vitamins

262

Water

267

Tables:

Vitamins at a galance(fat soluble)

268

Vitamins at a galance(water soluble)

269

Recommended dietary allowance for Indians

271

13

The Basic Seven

272

Examples of a balanced diet consisting of the basic: seven

272

food groups

275

Tables:

The basic five food groups

277

Balanced diets for children

279

Balanced diets for adolescents

280

Balanced diets for adult women

281

Balanced diets for adult men

282

14

A Study of Common Foodstuffs

283

Cereals

283

Pulses

285

Fruits

285

Vegetables

286

Flesh foods

286

Milk

288

Nuts

289

Spices and condiments

289

Beverages

289

Ingredients in beverages

290

Tables of food composition of:

Rice, wheat and ragi

293

A few pulses

294

A few vegetables

295

Certain Nuts

296

Some condiments and spices

297

A few fruits

298

Flesh foods

299

Milk and milk products

300

Fats and oils

301

Miscellaneous foodstuff

302

15

The Cooking of Food

303

Methods of cooking

304

16

Essential Equipment and Utensils

309

Major kitchen equipment

309

Minor kitchen equipment

311

Dining room requirements

315

Cost of kitchen equipment

315

17

Cleaning of Utensils and Equipment

318

Cleaning materials and aids for cleaning

318

Cleaning of equipment

320

18

Purchasing and storing food in a Home

322

Purchasing food

322

Storage of food

323

19

Practical Cookery

328

Weights and measures

328

Cooking for invalids

330

Preparation of beverages

333

Fruit juice

334

Preparation of snacks

334

Toffees

336

Cooking a simple balanced meal

337

Effect of supplementary foods on poor rice diet

341

20

Preparing the Dining Room:

Western and Indian Styles

343

Western style

343

Indian style

349

Further Reading

351

Model Questions

353

Index

361

 

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