territorial shape

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Though the idea of separate Muslim nationalism was 'originated the day the first Indian national entered the field of Islam', as explicated by Muhammad Ali Jinnah; Allama Iqbal was the first who gave it a territorial shape. The idea of separatism based upon nationalism, which culminated in the formation of Pakistan in 1947, was first coined by Allama Iqbal in 1930.
During agricultural cultivations this area has lost some of its physical features and original territorial shape. In the recent impressive archaeological investigations, international scholars have identified in Haggikhlig Monument numerous ceramic objects of grey and pink colors unique pieces of granulating millstones that date back in the Middle Bronze and Early Iron Ages.
According to Anssi Paasi, the institutionalization of territories can be divided into some stages: the development of territorial shape, the formation of symbolic shape, the emergence of institutions, and the establishment of a region.
The concept of space delimited by people's history, customs and traditions are at the centre of a region's territorial shape. If, as in the case of Nunavut, geopolitical boundaries do not already exist and are not clearly demarcated, then claim-makers will strive to establish political boundaries which correspond as much as possible to cultural boundaries.
Ultimately, the quest for claim-makers is to achieve a close congruence between a group's cultural space and the territorial shape of the corresponding region.
Although the territorial shape of Nunavut does largely reflect the spatial extent of Inuit cultural space in the Canadian Eastern Arctic, other factors also had to be taken into account.
The social construction of a region's territorial shape is influenced not only by internal actors, but also by external ones.
The likely loss of stakeholders' cultural spaces in Nunavut may be understood by the fact that in the process of constructing a region's territorial shape, claim- makers redefine the significance of the region as truly reflecting the cultural space of the region's dominant group of people.
In the end, the interaction of these combined elements gave Nunavut its present territorial shape.
The proliferation of logo-maps depicting the geopolitical boundaries of a region cause among people a new self-consciousness about the land, and a new sensitivity to the territorial shape of the region.
(97) The first is "the formation of territorial shape." At this stage, what Paasi calls "social practices" (98) help to delimit the spatial extent of a region.