Though most of the work is in poetry, it has elegant prose passages also. In fact, it has all the characteristics of a good literary classic.
It has three commentaries: Atmaprakasa by Sridhara (15th century A. D.); Vaisnavakutacandrika by Ratnagarbha; and, Visnucittiya by an unknown author.
The contents of the six amsas are as follows:
First Amsa (22 chapters; 1412 verses)
Second Amsa (16 chapters; 789 verses)
Third Amsa (18 chapters; 830 verses)
Manvantaras, Manus and their sons; Vyasa and division of the Vedas; the four varnas and the asramas: on sraddha (obsequial rites) in detail.
Fourth Amsa (24 chapters; 1353 verses)
Lineages of Vaivasvata Manu and Iksvaku; story of Sri Rama; descriptions of Somavamsa, Yaduvamsa and Kuruvamsa (i.e., the kings of those lineages); kings of the future up to the kings of Magadha; Kalidharma or the characteristics of the Kali-age.
Fifth Amsa (38 chapters; 1517 verses)
Sixth Amsa (8 chapters; 498 verses)
Interesting and long description of the behaviour of the people in the Kaliyuga; greatness of the Kaliyuga since worship and singing the glories of Lord Krsna are enough to attain liberation; description of pralaya or dissolution of the world; eulogy of this purana.